Expected delays by the USPS for mail in ballots

Bottom line. If you are voting in person, you can vote at ANY voting center in Harris County during early voting AND election day. You can visit the website to see how long the lines are and go to the one with the smallest line.

If you are voting by mail send it in ASAP to avoid delays or drop it off at any of the 11 offices and annexes across the county up to Election Day by 7PM.

STATEMENT: Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins
on Expected USPS Delivery Delays in November


(Houston, Texas) –– In response to the United States Postal Service’s warning regarding vote by mail deliveries, Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins issued the following statement:

“In Harris County, we are expanding voter access to give voters more options to have their voice heard and cast their votes safely. Voting by mail is hands down the safest method to vote this November. I encourage all eligible voters to apply to vote by mail and return their application and ballot as soon as possible to avoid delays.

“Voters concerned with mail delays will be able to drop off their marked ballot in-person at any of the County’s eleven offices and annexes during business hours, beginning whenever they receive their ballots and continuing through Election Day, November 3, at 7:00 PM. This is the first time in Harris County history where voters can drop off their marked ballots during the Early Voting Period to ensure on-time delivery. We encourage eligible voters to use this method of voting to avoid long lines at voting centers.

“The earlier you apply to vote by mail, the faster my office can mail your ballot to you. Don’t hesitate to mail it back to us, but you also have the choice to utilize our drop-off locations to return your ballot directly.”

For more information, please visit HarrisVotes.com and follow @HarrisVotes on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

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